Welcome!

Ruby-On-Rails Authors: Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Hovhannes Avoyan, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

University of Texas at Austin Professional Development Center Announces Technology Career Boot Camp Certificate Programs

Delivering Job-Ready Graduates to Meet Corporate Demand

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center (PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the launch of four skills-based technology career programs, beginning Oct. 10, 2014. The PDC partners with Experiential Teaching Online (XTOL Corp.) to offer remote, collaboration-driven courses focused on software technology and data analytics to recent graduates and professionals in Austin and throughout Texas. Graduates of the Technology Career Boot Camp will:

  • Gain a broad range of job-ready skills (technical and business) in numerous fields.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Complete a portfolio of professional-quality work to present to prospective employers.

The certificates were developed using XTOL's proven Story-Centered Curriculum approach — an approach in which students are placed in authentic, team-based, professional roles that incorporate knowledge and skill-based tasks. In the programs, faculty members mentor the students and evaluate student performance on work produced. The program also includes periodic on-campus sessions that allow for increased faculty-student collaboration. In partnership with XTOL, the PDC will offer the following certificate programs:

  • Certificate in Agile Web Application Development in Ruby on Rails
  • Certificate in Data Analytics/Big Data
  • Certificate in Mobile Application Development
  • Certificate in eCommerce Technology

"Following XTOL's proven Story-Centered Curriculum approach, the certificate programs provide critical technology and business skills," said Liliya Spinazzola, director of the Professional Development Center. "Students acquire authentic experience at a more realistic pace conducive to learning and at a cost that they can afford." 

One of the unique aspects of the university certificate programs is the mentoring provided to students by faculty members. The programs offer the convenience of an entirely online curriculum as well as individual and team-based faculty mentorship. Many of the faculty mentors are members of the university's renowned Department of Computer Sciences. Bruce Porter, chairman of the Department of Computer Sciences, said, "We are excited about this innovative program and believe it to be a valuable alternative for people who, for any number of reasons, are unable to pursue a graduate degree in computer sciences at the university."

Students leave each of the certificate programs with a Certificate of Completion, a professional portfolio and end-to-end project experience working on real-world, in-demand software technology projects.

For more information about the Technology Career Boot Camp certificate programs, go to our website, http://www.xtol.careers and plan to register to attend live information sessions to be held in Austin on Sept. 4; in Dallas on Sept. 11; and in Houston on Sept. 18.

Contact: Andrew Tresenriter, (512) 475-7878, or Email.

SOURCE Professional Development Center

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...